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La Petite Academy of Knoxville

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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome! My name is Kim and I am the director at the La Petite Academy educational daycare in Knoxville, TN. We opened in 1978, and have always had an excellent reputation as leading educators in the community.

I would like to welcome you to stop in and take a tour of our school featuring infant care, preschool and other age-specific programs. Our long term staff and ongoing training for our teachers keeps us a step above the rest.

We are dedicated to the health and safety of our children, families, and staff. With heightened health and safety measures including health screenings at drop-off and mid-day, staff wearing face coverings, limiting all visitors to common areas, and increased sanitation of classroom items and surfaces we make it possible to provide top service to our families.

We are also excited to announce WatchMeGrow is NOW LIVE. We understand how difficult it is to leave your little one and this will give you the opportunity to log-in to your child's classroom through our secure server.

We invite you to call or visit today to schedule a tour of our wonderful La Petite Academy educational child care in Knoxville, TN!

Here's what people have to say

4.88 out of 5 stars
We love the teachers and it is fun to see the kinds growing teaching us what they learned at school that day.
Our child has developed so much since attending La Petite!
It is a wonderful feeling knowing I can drop my son off each day and he is going to be loved just like he would if I could stay home with him. I feel Ms. Kim sets a high standard for her staff and it has definitely shown in all 3 classrooms my son has been in.
My experience with the over all school and staff there has been AMAZING! I always recommended this school when people are looking to send their children somewhere. My child and future children will attend here as long as they can!
We love this school. My child is new to the school (less than 6 months) and I had a hard time leaving him at first. The directors and teachers have done a great job at making me comfortable with leaving my child and knowing that he is in good hands of people who actually care about him. We couldn’t be more happy.
The teachers in the infant room are all amazing. Tabitha in particular is excellent!!
Great school. Great location. Great value. Great teachers
My child is enrolled in the flex program. Works great! Fair price. Great school with great teachers. Director is very easy to work with. My daughter enjoys going. Thanks

Our Programs

Learn About Electives

For an additional fee, go beyond regular classroom learning experiences with our enhanced series of fun, interactive enrichment programs exploring a variety of activities. We offer:

Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Meet Our Staff

Kim Cate, Director

Education: National CDA in Child Development

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

Working with children of all age groups has always been my passion. After several years of teaching directly in a classroom I decided to pursue my career with a company dedicated to molding the minds of young children.

Meet Our Staff

Shirley Scalf, Assistant Director

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

Child care has been a career path I have always had a passion for. For years, being hands-on in the classroom was my goal until I had the opportunity to not only mold children's lives, but to also be a direct support for families, as well.

Local School Phone Number: 865.691.7511865.691.7511 License #: 47/23726A